November 21, 2009

Dear Andrea Rankin

...you peaked my curiosity about the famous Vegemite and this is what I found out! I took this photo at our local grocery store.


Ever since World War ll Australian troops have depended on Vegemite for a taste of home. Australian doctors started recommending Vegemite as a convenient source of vitamin B after it was approved by the British Medical Association in 1939. These days you'll find jars and tubes of Vegemite with Aussie backpackers and travellers the world over.

Basically from what I can tell...Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. It is a spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits, and filling for pastries. I've had it a few times this past week thanks to Andrea's encouragement.